Shamrocks versus Albions
In Hantsport, the Pictou County Albions and Hantsport Shamrocks met for a doubleheaders June 7. In Game 1, the Albions won 3-1.
The Shamrocks left 10 runners on base during this game, including the bases loaded in the fifth and seventh innings. They managed only a single run.
Matt Lloy suffered the pitching loss for Hantsport, giving up eight hits.
In the second game the Shamrocks triumphed, defeating Pictou 6-4.
It did not look good for Hantsport in the second game as they were trailing the Albions 3-1 going into the bottom of the sixth inning. But, lightening struck and the Shamrocks plated five runs, thanks, in part, to RBI doubles by Zach Russell and Sean Croft and a two-run single off the bat of Adrian Lloy.
Taylor Welsh pitched the win for Hantsport, giving up seven hits — only two of them being earned.
Pictou loaded the bases in their half of the seventh but could only manage a single run.
The Shamrocks will travel to take on the Noel Road Blue Jays June 14 for a pair of games at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
The Blue Jays, the NSIBL defending league champions, have yet to play this season but will play four times this week as they will make up their doubleheader with Kennetcook June 11 before playing the Shamrocks Sunday,
Knights take doubleheader from Schooners
After being rained out in Pictou against the expansion Royals Saturday, the Windsor Knights made a last minute schedule change and asked the Shelburne Schooners if they would be interested in playing their two games in Windsor June 7 instead of in late August.
The Knights’ pitcher, Jason Hanes, said playing the game earlier in the season would allow time for make-up games later on.
Windsor defeated the Schooners 2-0 in the first game of their doubleheader.
Paul Humphreys delivered a clutch RBI single for the Knights in the bottom of the fourth inning to give Windsor their second run after Hanes drew a bases loaded walk in the first.
Windsor left 10 men on base, including five in scoring position, while Shelburne left seven men on base, also with five in scoring position.
Hanes recorded the pitching win.
“Jason (Hanes) kept the ball low and changed speeds in and out while Tristan Horner called a great game behind the plate,” said Humphreys, a player-coach with the Knights.
In the second game, the Knights defeated the Schooners 7-2.
The Knights will travel to Noel Road on June 13 for a pair of games at 1 and 3 p.m. against the Kennetcook Braves.